Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Broncho-Alveolar Lavage (BAL) - Qualitative

  • LIS Mnemonic: CRD

    Collect

    Bronchial lavage in a sterile leak-proof container

    Volume Required

    1mL

    Minimum Required

    1mL

    Transport

    Send to laboratory immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Up to 2 hours after collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Refrigerated specimens

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily until final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture